Song of the Day #5,161: ‘The Last Laugh of the Laughter’ – Travis

Today we have a Random Weekend selection that coincides with a family birthday, always a fun turn of events. The birthday in question is that of my older sister, Amy, who turns a very young 55 today.

Let’s spin the wheel and see what the Random iTunes Fairy has in store to commemorate the occasion…

It’s ‘The Last Laugh of the Laughter,’ from Scottish band Travis’ 1999 album The Man Who.

OK, this isn’t a particularly sunny song with which to celebrate a birthday. It is about things dying, ending, fading away.

But it’s also quite lovely, and perhaps should be interpreted as acknowledging that all things must come to an end, and encouraging us to make the most of the time we do have. I’ll go with that reading.

So Happy Birthday, Amy! Enjoy it while it lasts! 🙂

When the laughter fades away
Ma vie, tout ma vie
When there’s nothing more to say
Ma vie, my oh my

[Chorus]

It’s the last laugh of the laughter
Sur la dernier page du chapitre (the last page of the chapter)
On the last day of the year
Ma vie, tout ma vie

When the spotlight fades away
Ma vie, c’est la vie
When the blue skies turn to grey
Ma vie, my oh my

[Chorus]

When the laughter fades away
Ma vie, tout ma vie
When there’s nothing more to say
Ma vie, my oh my

[Chorus]

Ohhh oh ohhh oh ohhh ohhh [x3]

4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #5,161: ‘The Last Laugh of the Laughter’ – Travis

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Oh my, hard to spin this melancholy borderline morose song, but you made a valiant effort for your sister’s and my wife’s birthday.🥰

  2. Amy says:

    Thank you for the birthday shoutout. I’ll opt to interpret this song as closing yet another chapter on ma vie as this is the last day of my 55th year. Looking forward to many more laughs with you and the rest of the family during the remainder of my life, however long that may be. 💗

  3. Peg says:

    Happy Birthday Amy xoxo ❤️

  4. Andrea Katz says:

    Happy birthday to a woman who always makes lemonade out of lemons!💝💝💝

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